Posted on: 03 October 2012 by Mark Howells
flydubai has announced that it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, with the inaugural flight planned for 7 November 2012.
flydubai’s CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith, commented, “We are very grateful to the Saudi authorities for helping us connect Dubai to underserved destinations in the Kingdom. Besides its business credentials, Tabuk is also an emerging leisure hub. With more and more families preferring to travel within the region, this low-cost link provides an alternative holiday spot.”
Over the past ten years, Saudi Arabia has become the UAE’s primary commercial partner within the GCC region. According to Federal Customs Authority of the UAE, KSA is the UAE’s top non-oil trading partner, with trade between the two nations amounting to AED 2.2 billion as of February 2012.
flydubai already flies to Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, Dammam, Gassim, Taif and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.